1. MTV VMAs 2012: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    September 06, 2012 11:50 PM EDT Rihanna won Video of the Year. One Direction took home three Moonmen and performed what they considered to be "the best show of their life." Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose announced a bundle of joy on the way. U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas popped on stage with Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift…

  2. Taylor Swift Performs 'Never Ever' at the 2012 MTV VMAs

    September 06, 2012 11:15 PM EDT Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, before even performing the song on television. The 22-year-old singer-songwriter made the live TV debut of her hit single Thursday night (Sept. 6) at the 2012 MTV Video Music…

  3. MTV VMAs 2012: Rihanna, One Direction Find Love & Moonmen

    September 06, 2012 10:30 PM EDT Taylor Swift Dazzles, Rivals Chris Brown & Drake Win Big Video from the MTV VMA Red Carpet The most shocking aspect of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards ? That would be the lack of shocking moments at the show, held for the first time at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Chocked with stars…

  4. The Beat 9/6: Alicia Keys Is 'On Fire,' One Direction (U.S.) Changes Name

    September 06, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Welcome to the Thursday, Sept. 6 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. has the scoop on…

  5. Alicia Keys Releases Three Versions of 'Girl On Fire' Single: Listen

    September 04, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Alicia Keys delivers three versions of her second single, "Girl On Fire," just in time for her performance at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. "She got both feet on the ground and she's burning it down. She got her head in the clouds and she's not backing down. This…

  6. Hal David, Songwriting Legend, Dead at 91

    September 01, 2012 7:30 PM EDT With Burt Bacharach, Wrote Slew of Hits Including "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "That's What Friends Are For," "What's New, Pussycat" Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for…

  7. Slaughterhouse, Paul Rosenberg Talk 'Welcome to Our House' Album & Success

    August 28, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Rap supergroup Slaughterhouse doesn't quantify success in numbers. Following its self-titled debut on E1 Records in 2009, the quartet started work on its sophomore album, "Welcome to Our House." Consisting of Royce Da 5'9" , Joe Budden , Crooked I and Joell Ortiz ,…

  8. Whitney Houston Earns 40th Top 40 Hit on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 'Celebrate'

    August 24, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Although bittersweet, the late great Whitney Houston achieves her 40th top 40 hit on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as "Celebrate," her duet with Jordin Sparks , rises 49-39. The song -- from 2012 film, 'Sparkle,' -- is diva's first top 40 hit since "Million…

  9. Alicia Keys Reveals 'Girl On Fire' Album Cover & Release Date

    August 23, 2012 12:50 PM EDT After wowing fans with her powerful first single, "New Day," Alicia Keys reveals that her fifth studio album, "Girl On Fire," will be released on November 27 on RCA Records. "'Girl On Fire' is about finding your voice, about being unleashed and about…

  10. Jessie Ware Talks Breakthrough 'Devotion' Debut & 'Wildest Moments' Single

    August 23, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Jessie Ware 's debut album "Devotion" had been available for free via live-stream on The Guardian's web site for no less than three hours before she got a fan tweet guaranteed to disturb any new artist. "I love the album! I just downloaded it for free off the stream!…

  11. Pink, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift Set For 'VH1 Storytellers'

    August 21, 2012 11:35 AM EDT P!nk , Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift all have new albums coming out this fall, and each will tell the story behind their respective full-lengths on "VH1 Storytellers." According to EW , Swift's episode of "Storytellers" will air on Nov. 11, while "VH1 Storytellers…

  12. Hooked: Lana Del Rey's New H&M Ads, Azealia Banks' Racy Mag Cover

    August 20, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Get Hooked and check out Lana Del Rey's new H&M advertisements, see Azealia Banks' controversial Dazed cover, find out what role Alicia Keys will have on "America's Next Top Model" next season, get the details on Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's potential new…

  13. The Beat 8/16: Alicia Keys Announces 'Girl on Fire,' Gotye Makes a YouTube Mashup

    August 16, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Welcome to the Thursday, Aug. 16 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, where host Jonathan Brooks takes you through the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- from the streets of sunny California. In today&…

  14. Alicia Keys Sparks New Album With 'Girl on Fire'

    August 14, 2012 9:10 PM EDT Alicia Keys is ready to turn up the heat on her new album. In a post on her official website on Tuesday, the musician announced her in-progress next album will be titled "Girl on Fire." "And that's exactly how I feel!!! You'll be learning more about it soon… but let…

  15. Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull Nominated for Tr3s' Latino Artist of the Year

    August 14, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez , Pitbull , Romeo Santos , Juanes and Wisin & Yandel have been nominated for bilingual cable network Tr3s' Latino artist of the year and the winner will be crowned during a transmission of the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, according to a spokesperson for the Tr3s…

  16. Drake Tops Jay-Z For R&B/Hip-Hop Chart No. 1s Record

    August 10, 2012 5:49 PM EDT Canadian rapper Drake overtakes Jay-Z as the rapper with the most No. 1s in the history of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week with a jump to the top as the featured guest on 2 Chainz's "No Lie," bringing the former's total of leaders to 10. Rap icon Jay-Z pegged his…

  17. The Beat 8/10: KimYe's VMAs Promo, Jordin's Next Movie, Beck On Sheet Music

    August 10, 2012 3:25 PM EDT Welcome to the Friday, August 10 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. delivers the…

  18. Blackground Clarifies Rumors of Aaliyah's Posthumous Album

    August 09, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Aaliyah's cousin, Jomo Hankerson, denies that Drake is contracted to executive produce the project. Update (4:00 pm): Following publication of this article, Blackground reached out to Billboard.biz to officially confirm that Drake and Noah '40' Shebib will be co-executive…

  19. Jordin Sparks at Work on Third Album as 'Sparkle' Approaches

    August 09, 2012 10:40 AM EDT On Promoting 'Sparkle' Without Whitney: "This was supposed to be her moment, you know" With her first film -- "Sparkle," co-starring alongside the late Whitney Houston -- opening on Aug. 17, Jordin Sparks is already hard at work on her next recording and acting…

  20. Rihanna, Drake Lead MTV Video Music Award Nominations

    July 31, 2012 9:15 AM EDT One Direction, Alicia Keys set to perform at the September ceremony. The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nods each. Last year's big winner Katy Perry isn't far behind, with four nominations. Rihanna has two…

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